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3 March 2017: Publication of dossier of 78 paintings in Belgian museums returned from Germany after the war

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The 78 paintings were returned to Belgium after the war but Belgium has never officially published their identities nor undertaken full research in order to return them to their rightful owners.

Journalist Geert Sels has now made them available as a list with the location of each and with reference to the names of possible owners. 50 of the 78 paintings have a provenance that is not complete. The dossier includes six articles, several case studies and many illustrations.

As a result of Geert Sels's work, a government working group was to convene in March 2017.

The dossier was published at the end of February 2017 in the Belgian art magazine Openbaar Kunstbezit Vlaanderen and is available here as a searchable pdf. The list of the paintings is on p.40.

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